About Town

Week of July 25


Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 4:14 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 4:14 p.m.

Lincoln ball

The Lincoln High School Alumni Association is embarking on a campaign to raise $75,000 to build a memorial wall of graduates' names.

To kick off the campaign, the association will host the Mid-Summer's Night Ball and Memorial Wall Kick-Off Celebration from 8-11 p.m. Saturday with a reception from 7-8 p.m. at Last Chance Banquet Hall at 219 NW 10th Ave.

Tickets are $25, and can be purchased at Susie's Beauty Salon at 928 NE 17th Drive and Ruby's "A Great Place to Eat" at 308 NW Fifth Ave. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

For more information, call 352-374-9680.

Step/dance contest

Attention middle and high school students.

Come up with a step/dance routine with a message to promote safe schools, put it on video, and you could win the 2013 Stop the Violence Step/Dance Contest.

The routine should be no more than three minutes long, include at least three people and contain no obscene or inappropriate language, clothing or gestures.

The deadline is Tuesday. Email the video to info@pavingpeace.org or upload it to YouTube and email the link. Include your name, school, grade and contact information, too.

First place will win $500, second place $200 and third place $100. Winners will perform the routine at the 2013 Stop the Violence/Back to School Rally to be held Aug. 10 at Santa Fe College.

For more information, call 352-505-6839 or check out www.facebook.com/events/608370539184632/.

Science workshop

Children of all ages will be amazed by magic tricks while learning science at Miracle of Science, a program that uses experiments to show that science is really fun.

It will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Cone Park Branch Library at 2841 E. University Ave. It is free and open to the community.

For more information, call 352-334-0720.

‘Color Purple'

Experience the beauty and the excitement of the musical, "The Color Purple."

It will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at P.K. Yonge at 1080 SW 11th St.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $40 at the door.

To purchase tickets and for more information, call 352-222-3699, email angetrell@aol.com or visit http://madearskidsworld.webstarts.com.

Homowo-Afi festival

The community is invited to the 10th annual Homowo-Afi 2013 African Festival.

It will be held from 5-9 p.m. Aug. 2 and noon-9 p.m. Aug. 3- 4 at 19024 NE 21st St. in the Monteocha community.'

Featured will be vendors, entertainment and other activities for children and adults. Vendors will be set up from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. each day.

On Aug. 2, there will be a trip to the beach for a self-cleansing purification bath.

On Aug. 3, the 2013 Unsung Hero will be honored and there will be entertainment, a sweet potato pie contest and an African naming ceremony. This year's honoree is Lewis Singleton Jr.

On Aug. 4, there will be International Spirit Day with poetry and gospel singing. Representatives of all religious denominations are being asked to attend and bring greetings.

Ads for a souvenir booklet also are being sold for $25-$100. The deadline is Friday. Email ad information to ayokagifts888@gmail.com or niisowala7@hotmail.com.

Vendors also are needed. The cost is $50 for one day, $75 for 2-3 days for food vendors only and $60 for 2-3 days for non-food vendors. It is free for agencies providing information, but donations will be accepted.

Also, the brick project is still underway. The cost is $80 and proceeds will benefit the memorial garden and community school.

For more information, call 352-485-2079 or visit ayokagifts.org.

Foreclosure help

Grant funding for free legal assistance for people facing foreclosure has been extended another month.

Low- to moderate-income residents have until July 31 to seek help from Three Rivers Legal Services, a nonprofit corporation serving 17 North Florida counties. The organization has helped more than 200 homeowners since the program began in March.

To apply, call 800-372-0936.

Computer classes

The Santa Fe College Community Outreach and East Gainesville Instruction will offer free computer classes.

Classes are held at the Porter's Community Center at 512 SW Second Terrace, Library Partnership at 1130 NE 16th Ave. and Mount Carmel Baptist Church at 2505 NE Eighth Ave. Space is limited to 10 each class.

On Saturday at Mount Carmel, from 10-11:30 a.m., get basic training, and from noon-2 p.m., learn PowerPoint II.

To register, call 352-381-3840 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday or fax a request to 352-381-7011.

ADA Celebration

The Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office along with the city of Gainesville Office of Equal Opportunity, the Center for Independent Living and MV Transportation Inc. will host the ADA Celebration to observe the 23rd anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act.

The event will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at the King Center at 1028 NE 14th St. It is free and open to the community and transportation will be provided. Employers, business owners and service providers also are encouraged to attend.

The celebration will focus on disaster preparedness and emergency management. Speakers will discuss how to prepare for and what to do in the event of a hurricane, tornado or other emergency. Sessions on sensitivity training, disability etiquette and revised service animal regulations also will be presented.

For more information, call 352-374-5275 or 352-334-5051

CNA/CPR classes

Certified Nursing Assistant and American Heart Association CPR classes are still being offered.

Classes are held at Mount Moriah Baptist Church at 718 SE 11th St.

To register and for more information, call 352-535-5482 or email caligift@hotmail.com.

Basketball camp

Registration is ongoing for the Pop Williams Fundamentals All Star Basketball Camp.

The camp will be held from 2-6 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 10 at Eastside High School at 1201 SE 45th Terrace. The cost will be $35 for one child and $45 for two children from the same family.

It will be operated by Williams, head basketball coach at Eastside, and current and former Eastside players.

To register and for more information, call 352-339-4972 or email Mrpop23@yahoo.com.

ARTSpeakes

Enjoy an evening of poetry and music at "ARTSpeakes: A Celebration of Poetry," featuring spoken word, poets, live music and refreshments.

Hosted by local artist Stan Richardson, it will be presented at 6 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Thomas Center at 302 NE Sixth Ave. It's free and open to the community.

For more information, call 352-792-2846.

Volunteers

United Way of North Central Florida and Haven Hospice are in need of volunteers.

At United Way, volunteers serve in reading and tutoring/mentoring programs.

For more information, call 352-331-2800.

At Haven Hospice, volunteers are needed in patient support programs as well as the thrift shop and administrative offices.

For more information, call 352-379-6244.

WIA adults

The Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker program at FloridaWorks has resources for unemployed workers.

Those interested must attend a mandatory orientation held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays at FloridaWorks at 4800 SW 13th St. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.

For more information, call 352-955-2245.

HIV testing

The Minority AIDS program at the Health Department will offer free HIV testing.

Testing will take place from 5-7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Sam Wesley Bail Bonds at 739 NW 5th Ave.

For more information, call 352-334-7972.

Museum movies

The Florida Museum of Natural History will be showing free movies.

The movie series will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the museum at SW 34th Street and Hull Road. The event is free and open to the community and is a part of the "Creative B" program, which will be held from 6-10 p.m.

Other movies in the series will be: "Trail of the Skunk Ape," Saturday. Parental discretion is advised.

For more information, call 352-273-2061.

Summer meals

Thanks to a federally funded food service program, children from infants to 18 years old will have an opportunity to receive free breakfast and lunch this summer at various community sites, community centers and churches.

In east Gainesville, meals will be served at the following sites:

Duval Elementary School, 2106 NE Eighth Ave., 352-955-6703.

Eastside High, 1201 SE 45th Terrace, 352-955-6704.

Howard Bishop Middle, 1901 NE Ninth St., 352-955-6701.

Hoggetowne Middle, 3930 NE 15th St., 352-367-4369.

Lake Forest Elementary, 4401 SE Fourth Ave., 352-955-6710.

Lincoln Middle, 1001 SE 12th St., 352-955-6711.

Metcalfe Elementary, 1250 NE 18th Ave., 352-955-6713.

One Room Schoolhouse, 4180 NE 15th St., 352-376-4014.

Rawlings Elementary, 3500 NE 15th St., 352-955-6715.

Williams Elementary, 1245 SE Seventh Ave., 352-955-6719.

Bartley Temple United Methodist Church, 1939 NE Eighth Ave., 352-376-6899.

Eden Park Apartments, 1330 NE 39th Ave., 352-379-7772.

The Glades Apartments, 4260 SE 10th Place, 352-367-8111.

Forest Pines, 1027 NE 25th St., 352-872-5500 ext. 258.

Showers of Blessings Harvest Center, 2615 SE 15th St., 352-375-3589.

Upper Room Ministries, 3575 NE 15th St., 352-264-0006.

Woodland Park Boys & Girls Club, 331 SE 20th Place, 352-377-8003.

CCC

If you have some time to spare and a desire to help the elderly and the disabled, then why not volunteer with Christians Concerned for the Community.

The group builds home access ramps, does minor home repairs, helps with spring cleaning and provides transportation to the grocery store and appointments. Donations of furniture and other household items also are accepted.

To volunteer, request help and for more information, call 352-371-1768 or visit www.cccgainesville.org.

Free Fridays

The "Free Fridays" concert series continues at the Bo Diddley Downtown Plaza.

The concert will be held from 8-10 p.m. Friday with An Triúr, an Irish traditional acoustic group.

For more information, call 352-393-8746 or visit www.gvlculturalaffairs.org.

Correction

The 2013 Men's Nite program at Hopewell Baptist Church in Micanopy is being held this Saturday. Information included under "Churches" last Thursday stated otherwise.

Guardian deadline

Want to submit announcements to the Gainesville Guardian? The deadline is noon Fridays for publication the following Thursday.

Make sure all pertinent information is included, such as date, time, place, speakers and admission.

Send via email to news@gainesvilleguardian.com. The Guardian will no longer accept them via fax or dropoff.

For more information, call 352-337-0360.

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